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DaisySparkle18

Maryborough, Victoria
Joined 29 March 2008
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6 years6 yearsDaisySparkle18DaisySparkle18 posted:
My Forest Pansy has turned green?!

Hi,
I took 2 PURPLE forrest pansys out of the ground, potted them up, then replanted them in a new property when we moved homes. The leaves then grew purple for…

7 years7 yearsDaisySparkle18DaisySparkle18 posted:
Neglected Pear Tree - pruning advise please.

Hi,
Our new house has an old pear tree that need a good prune. Do I make it an open vase shape and remove all the vertical branches?

Neglected Pear Tree - pruning advise please.
7 years7 yearsDaisySparkle18DaisySparkle18 posted:
Is this bindi?

No of the Erwin variety, the weed one...

Is this bindi?
7 years7 yearsDaisySparkle18DaisySparkle18 posted:
What tree is this please?

Ok. Will do.

7 years7 yearsDaisySparkle18DaisySparkle18 posted:
What tree is this please?

Deemaree - that's what I thought, but didn't think they grew as big as his one???

7 years7 yearsDaisySparkle18DaisySparkle18 posted:
What tree is this please?

Another image that may be a bit clearer. Hopefully everyone can see it??

What tree is this please?
7 years7 yearsDaisySparkle18DaisySparkle18 posted:
What tree is this please?

We are in north east Victoria. It is a huge beautiful deciduous tree.
Many thanks.

7 years7 yearsDaisySparkle18DaisySparkle18 posted:
Painting question.

Thanks. I think Solver is just his preference. Availability may be an issue too (small country town), though he has said we can supply paint if we wish.

7 years7 yearsDaisySparkle18DaisySparkle18 posted:
Painting question.

Hi.
I am getting our house painted next week. The painter will be using Solver brand paint. (opinions on this brand welcome too).
I want the house painted in Dulux Antique…

7 years7 yearsDaisySparkle18DaisySparkle18 posted:
What shrub is this please???

Growing about 1.5 meters tall.

What shrub is this please???
7 years7 yearsDaisySparkle18DaisySparkle18 posted:
Sad silver birch

Hi.
A friend relocated their silver birch 3 years ago from the back to the front of their house. Used lots of seasol and it seemed ok.
It is about…

7 years7 yearsDaisySparkle18DaisySparkle18 posted:
Vicoria - finding a builder of classic and period style home

Hi,
I am searching high and low for a builder of classic and period style homes (weatherboard or brick), that will build a home for us in Maryborough, in central Victoria.
We…

8 years8 yearsDaisySparkle18DaisySparkle18 posted:
What is this on my gardenia please?

Mmmm. We have lots of lacewings and ladybirds. Not sure about the orhers, will look into it. All my garden is organic - vegies and otherwise...
Here are a couple more…

8 years8 yearsDaisySparkle18DaisySparkle18 posted:
What is this on my gardenia please?

Any ideas??

What is this on my gardenia please?
8 years8 yearsDaisySparkle18DaisySparkle18 posted:
Vegetable Growing: A guide for home gardeners

Helpful tip for stopping snails and slugs - I stuck a strip of copper "sticky tape" (from the big green shed, gardening section) around the lip of my raised garden…

8 years8 yearsDaisySparkle18DaisySparkle18 posted:
Raised Wicking Veggie Bed Thread - with photos

I just love this thread, and was all set to build intall a wicking system in my 3 vegie beds this weekend, BUT, I was talking to a lady at…

8 years8 yearsDaisySparkle18DaisySparkle18 posted:
Lacewings on my camellias

Why, thanks Fu.

8 years8 yearsDaisySparkle18DaisySparkle18 posted:
Raised Wicking Veggie Bed Thread - with photos

Great thanks. Will have a good read.

8 years8 yearsDaisySparkle18DaisySparkle18 posted:
Cheap french kitchen taps

Wonderful news. Just what I was after. I'll have a look at some uk sites. I love the perin & rowe taps.
Thanks so much.

8 years8 yearsDaisySparkle18DaisySparkle18 posted:
Raised Wicking Veggie Bed Thread - with photos

Hi Lonnie.
Fantastic thread. Thanks so much for the info.
Just a quick question please... Does the shorter of your 2 beds work as well as the taller one? I'm…

8 years8 yearsDaisySparkle18DaisySparkle18 posted:
Lacewings on my camellias

Hmmm I see. I think the little black dots on the camellias must be the babies then.

8 years8 yearsDaisySparkle18DaisySparkle18 posted:
Cheap french kitchen taps

Hi,
Does anyone know of a supplier of well-priced French Provincial-style kitchen taps?
I nearly had a heart attack when I found out the price of the ones I like!!
Thanks in advance.

8 years8 yearsDaisySparkle18DaisySparkle18 posted:
Lacewings on my camellias

Hi.
Does anyone know if lacewings are a friend or foe?
I have hundreds of them over my camellias.
Thanks.

8 years8 yearsDaisySparkle18DaisySparkle18 posted:
Earwigs eating my veggie seedlings

Thanks for your replies.
Just to clarify, the shelters go on the seedlings and the lettuce goes?

8 years8 yearsDaisySparkle18DaisySparkle18 posted:
Earwigs eating my veggie seedlings

Gosh darn it.
I've done everything right (I think).
Raised bed, awesome soil, naked farmer, coir blocks, seasol, powerfeed, worm water, molasses. Very happy soil.
Raised all the veggies from Diggers seeds in…

8 years8 yearsDaisySparkle18DaisySparkle18 posted:
GREEN MULCH - Fu where are you ?!

Hi,
Thanks for the tip re: mulchnet. I gave them a call today (Tuesday) and are getting a delivery Thursday. I thought their service was great. Follow up emails and everything.…

9 years9 yearsDaisySparkle18DaisySparkle18 posted:
Can anyone recommend a good stainless steel shovel?

Darn good point Ash, I hadn't thought of that. Thanks. Will investigate. Though I do love the look of the digadoo spade.

9 years9 yearsDaisySparkle18DaisySparkle18 posted:
Can anyone recommend a good stainless steel shovel?

Hi,
I snapped the handle of my much loved stainless shovel. ::cry:: It was thin shovel (not sure of technical name :)

9 years9 yearsDaisySparkle18DaisySparkle18 posted:
Photos of timber decking needed!!!

JilaMint - sorry, only just saw your question re: polystyrene. We used it to make the garden beds lighter, and of course cheaper to fill with soil. They only went…

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